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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of several charges including criminal mischief earlier this week after authorities learned the suspect had caused a disturbance at a local laundromat.

Deputies found William John Oliver III, 30, of 610 Guyton Road, West Monroe, wearing a purple jacket and khaki shorts, lying on the floor of the business on Washington Street in West Monroe.

During questioning, Oliver said he was inside the business “getting clothing for his people,” according to the June 17 arrest report.

A jar near Oliver was found to contain marijuana while another jar nearby contained methamphetamine.

Witnesses informed deputies that Oliver removed clothing from several washing machines and piled them together on the floor. The purple jacket worn by Oliver belonged to a woman at the laundromat, the woman claimed. She did not want to press charges.

The business owner asked to press charges against Oliver for trespassing, because she had previously told him not to return.

Oliver was booked on possession of marijuana, possession of meth, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief.

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